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      U.P. physician recognized for outstanding service

      A local doctor has been recognized for his outstanding work in hospice care.

      Dr. Larry Skendzel, medical director for Lake Superior Hospice, was awarded the Dream Team Physician Award from the Hospice and Palliative Care Association of Michigan.

      The award is for those who have shown outstanding commitment and service to hospice care.

      "As a physician, you're only as good as the team that you have around you and I was recognized for the work I do within the team," says Skenzdel. "This is a reflection of this amazing team I have around me."

      The doctor adds his goal in caring for hospice patients is to make sure they live their remaining days to the fullest.